Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Assistant in Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University
  • Full Time
  • Raleigh, NC
  • $31,200 - $61,687 a year USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Job Posting Information

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Assistant

Anticipated Hiring Range

$33,000 – $36,000

Work Schedule

Mon-Fri 7:30a-4:30p with on-call & holiday rotation, schedule subject to change based on training needs of the position

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


CVM Teaching Hospital

About the Department

The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 35,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from College of Veterinary Medicine, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.

Essential Job Duties

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide technical support for all Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center patients.
Directly responsible for all hourly treatments, monitoring, and husbandry care.
Responsible for triage and treatment of emergency caseload.
Assist veterinarians with examinations, treatments, animal handling, and restraint.
Maintain supplies and equipment, including repair schedules.
Participate in on call schedule, weekend rotations, and holiday rotations as needed.
Ensure compliance with all Infectious Disease protocols.
Assist with inventory control, correct billing, supply ordering / purchasing, monitoring flow sheets for accuracy, and ensuring effective communication and collaboration with all ancillary services and other areas of the hospital.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Experience/Education

Completion of an accredited training program in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require additional Training, Certifications, or Licensure.

Other Required Qualifications

Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations.
Ability to provide high quality customer service.
Ability to lift 75 to 90 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem solving and team advancement.
Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics.
Ability to maintain physical work for extended periods of time.
Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a veterinary assistant in a clinical setting; preferably referral / tertiary care.
Experience as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary teaching facility.
Extensive equine handling experience.
Previous experience as an assistant in an equine veterinary setting.

Required License or Certification

NC Driver’s License is required and will need to be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained throughout employment.

Valid NC Driver’s License required


Commercial Driver’s License Required?


Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date


Earliest Close Date- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)


Notice to Applicants

Special Instructions

Please include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Position Details

Position Number


Position Type


Position Classification Band Title

Medical Support Technician

Position Classification Band Level


Position Classification Salary Range

$31,200 – $61,687

Salary Grade Equivalency


Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation – Adverse Weather

Mandatory – Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation – Emergency Events

Mandatory – Medical Emergencies

Time Limited Position


Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable)

Department Id

192001 – CVM Teaching Hospital


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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